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144 Military Road, P.O. Box 2031, Station C, St. John’s, NL A1C 5R6

 Email (general):        Website:

Twitter: @ANC_of_NL                                         Tel: (709) 722-9680

Facebook: @AssociationForNewCanadians

English as a Second Language Training Program

Tel: (709) 726-6848    Fax: (709) 726-6841


AXIS Career and Employment Services

Tel: (709) 579-1780           Fax: (709) 754-5559



Main Office – Settlement Services

Tel: (709) 722-9680    Fax: (709) 754-4407


Main Office – Volunteer Connections

Tel: (709) 722-9680      Fax: (709) 754-4407


Main Office – Diversity Training

Tel: (709) 722-0718       Fax: (709) 754-4407


   Settlement Workers in the Schools  

   Program  (SWIS)

Tel: (709) 722-2828      Fax: (709) 726-4407


Mandate: To settle and integrate newcomers, and to empower them with the skills, knowledge and information necessary to become independent, contributing members of the community and country.

Target population: Refugees and immigrants.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Settlement and Orientation

  • Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Provider
  • Settlement, Orientation, and Integration Services
  • Health and Wellness Initiatives
  • Social and Recreation Activities
  • Toll Free Information Line
  • Assistance to AIPP participants and employers
  • Diversity workshops and training

Language and Training Assessment

  • ESL Training Program—LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
    • This program assists adult learners in acquiring the language skills necessary to settle and integrate into Canadian society. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is a key component of the curriculum, incorporating advanced interactive software as well as instruction in basic computer technology.
  • Outreach Tutor Program
    • This program is designed to provide those eligible clients who reside outside the St. John’s region with programming that will help ensure they acquire strong, appropriate language skills to support their community integration and labour market attachment.
  • Itinerant Program
    • This program provides language training to eligible newcomers who are unable to access such training due to issues related to waitlists, priority seats and childcare.
  • LINC Home Study (Distance)
    • This distance ESL program is offered to LINC-eligible newcomers who wish to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. This self-paced course is offered via correspondence or online. All participants are provided with a weekly half-hour session with an instructor.
  • ESL Evening Classes
    • The Association offers evening classes one evening per week to eligible newcomers. For more information or to register, please contact (709) 726-6848. (NOTE: These are on hold for the moment)

Employment Services

  • Career and Employment Services—AXIS (Acquiring Experience; Integrating Skills)
  • Pre-Employment Readiness Training
  • Bridge-to-Work
    • Internship Placement Program (IPP)
    • Strategic Transitions & Employment Partnerships (STEP)
    • Mentoring Link
    • Business Development Support

Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS) Program

  • Summer ESL Programs
  • Homework Club
  • Youth Group

Support Services

  • Childminding and Daycare
  • Transportation

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